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gliosis

[glahy-oh-sis]
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noun
  1. an increase in the size and number of astrocytes of the brain.

Origin of gliosis

First recorded in 1890–1900; gli(a) + -osis
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gliosis in Medicine

gliosis

(glē-ōsĭs, glī-)
n.
  1. Excessive proliferation of the neuroglia.
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